View Full Version : H.264 hardware acceleration support.
07-20-2005, 07:16 PM
I noticed that the new ATI chipset will do this, where as the Nvidia only supports it via software? I noticed that the 7800 has hardware acceleration for the proprietary WMVomit9 and Mpeg2, but that's it.
I'm Kind of bummed about the new NVidia GPU now.
07-20-2005, 07:55 PM
nVidia sold out the MS non-standard. However, nVidia uses a video processor in which you upload the codec to the video processor system. This would be capable of doing any video codec including H.264 (also known as MPEG-4 Part 10), except for one teeeeeeeny problem. They sold the programming to Microsoft, so that the video processor is detected and unlocked and loaded via MS DirectShow archetecture. Unless you feel like hacking directshow and implementing the codecs by programming the video processor of the 6800 and 7800, you are stuck with only those items that Microsoft allows you to use.
Why doesn't Microsoft allow H.264 support? *sigh*
07-21-2005, 01:42 AM
EVIL!!! I'm glad Apple is in charge of the writing the drivers for my 6800 U.
MS is trying to dominate the HD market with their propietary format. Tis one of the reasons why I'm on the H.264 bandwagon. That and it looks so freaking awesome. I guess I'll just stick which ATIs for my PCs.
I'm still bummed about this though. I sent an e-mail to NZone asking for other video format options. Wasn't that happy to find out that WMV is the only option I have if I want to watch the new videos.
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